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Dublin: 9 °C Monday 21 April, 2014

PICS: Dublin Airport operating as normal after earlier runway incident

The airport said there was minor impact to flight times following the collapse of a small aircraft’s nosewheel on its main runway this morning.

Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Updated 12.55pm

DUBLIN AIRPORT IS operating as normal this afternoon after its main runway closed for a period earlier today following an incident involving a small cargo aircraft in which its nosewheel collapsed on the runway after landing.

While the aircraft – which had two crew members on board – was disabled on the runway there were no injuries reported.

Passengers are now being advised to come to the airport as normal and check with their airline.

“We’re effectively as normal again with minor impact from the earlier incident,” a spokesperson said.

The small aircraft did not crash as had been reported earlier.

The Metroliner aircraft landed normally at Dublin Airport this morning before there was an issue with the nosewheel.

Emergency services were on the scene almost immediately.

Image of the scene at Dublin Airport this morning. Pic: Tony Kinlan

Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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